In early trading on Wednesday, shares of Merck & Co (MRK) topped the list of the day's best performing Dow Jones Industrial Average components, trading up 0.8%. Year to date, Merck & Co registers a 11.6% gain.
And the worst performing Dow component thus far on the day is 3M (MMM), trading down 1.4%. 3M is lower by about 11.6% looking at the year to date performance.
Two other components making moves today are Goldman Sachs Group (GS), trading down 0.9%, and Microsoft (MSFT), trading up 0.6% on the day.
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